Board of Directors
Takashi Ibe has been with Hitachi Zosen Corporation since 1984 and has primarily been engaged in overseas business. He has been seconded as a representative in New York, Abu Dhabi and London. Presently Takashi is responsible for global business for the Environmental Business sectors, and in particular, waste-to-energy (WTE), desalination and water treatment.
Takashi is the Executive Officer & General Manager of the Global Business Unit of Hitachi Zosen Corporation, and joined the Osmoflo Board as Chairman in 2017.
Takashi is an Economics graduate from Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.
Takayuki Inoue has been involved in desalination projects in the MENA region and Japan. He has particular experience in the process engineering of large scale thermal desalination systems (including BOP) and in managing the bid and execution of EPC and IWPP projects in the MENA region. He has also led the development team for the HiSIS seawater intake system.
Takayuki Inoue joined the Osmoflo Board in 2017 as Senior Executive Director, Projects and assumed the roles of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in March 2019. He has an Associate Degree in Industrial Chemical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, in Kurume, Japan.
Keiji Aota has been responsible for design management of Hitachi Zosen’s water and waste water treatment projects in East Asia and Japan for more than 20 years. He has worked as an engineer for water and waste water treatment projects globally and as a sales representative for waste to energy business development.
Keiji joined the Osmoflo board in 2017 as the Executive Director, Technologies.
Keiji is a Chemical Engineering graduate from Kobe University in Japan.
Toyoharu Yamanaka has been involved with M&A planning and executing and Business Management Plan for Hitachi Zosen Corporation for over 15 years.
Toyoharu is a Senior Manager of the Business Planning HQ / Project Administration Department of Hitachi Zosen Corporation and joined the Osmoflo board in 2017.
Toyoharu has a Bachelor of Environmental Information from Keio University in Tokyo, Japan.
Jim joined Osmoflo in June, 2010 as Commercial Manager – Legal and has assumed the role of General Counsel and Company Secretary since November 2015.
Prior to joining Osmoflo, Jim worked in a number of roles as a corporate lawyer and commercial manager, principally in the mining industry where his previous employers included WMC Resources Ltd and BHP Billiton Ltd.
Originally from Melbourne, Jim has travelled extensively with work living in Johannesburg, South Africa and Maputo, Mozambique, before settling in Adelaide.
Jim has a double degree in Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Law from Monash University, and is a practising legal practitioner in South Australia.